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Does "The Soul selects her own Society" by Emily Dickinson have a simile?

Taking the elements of style in turn: (A) Almost every concrete noun in the poem is used metaphorically, including door, chariots, gate, emperor, mat, nation, valve. (B) You are right that “I’ve known ...
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Doesn't Burns' use of parallelism reinforce "My Heart's in the Highlands" visual images?

Let's look at this claim in context. It comes from SAT II Success: Literature (2002) by Margaret Moran and W. Frances Holder. This is a test-taking guide for the SAT Subject Test in Literature, which ...
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What is the tone of "Spring" by Gerard Manley Hopkins?

Your understanding of the two words is correct. In fact, the dictionary defines reverent as: Feeling or showing deep and solemn respect. So the difference is entirely one of strength of feeling. ...
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Does Blake appeal to his readers' faith in the last stanza of "Holy Thursday"?

the title “Holy Thursday” implies a religious context, making ["Blake appeals to his readers' faith"] also correct. That sentence from the textbook betrays a remarkable lack of understanding of ...
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In the Sonnet 29 by Shakespeare, does the speaker pity himself over lack of skill as an artist or contentment?

In the phrase, "this man's art", "art" can mean "skill", "learning", "cunning", "magic" or "artifice". In Shakespeare's time, the word "art" usually refers to capabilities that have nothing to do with ...
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Does "The Soul selects her own Society" by Emily Dickinson have a simile?

The book is correct; the last line uses the image a stone but, strictly speaking, not a simile. When Robert Burns writes, "O My Luve's like a red, red rose", he makes a comparison between two things: ...
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